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Orville R. Eickholt PDF Print
Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:00 PM


April 14, 1926

March 8, 2014




Orval R. EickholtOrval R. Eickholt, 87, of Ottoville died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 14, 1926, in Ottoville to John C. and Mary M. (Miller) Eickholt.

On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Olivia “Leafy” Berelsman, who survives in Ottoville.

He is survived by 10 children, Karan (Kenneth) Maenle of Fort Jennings, Timothy (Beth) Eickholt of Ottoville, Tina (Thomas) Miller of Tipp City, Brenda (Cindy Johnson) Eickholt of Van Wert, Richard (Becky) Eickholt of Ottoville, Brian (Diane) Eickholt of Ottoville, Janice Maag of Ottoville, Patrick (Debra) Eickholt of Kalida, Bruce (Amy) Eickholt of Fort Jennings and Elaine (Butch) Calvelage of Ottoville; a sister, Calista Miller of Landeck; a sister-in-law, Dolores Eickholt of Ottawa; 36 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Orval is preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph (Virginia) Eickholt, Vincent Eickholt and Roman (Agnes/Margaret) Eickholt; two sisters, Katherine (Ralph) Altenburger and Agnes (Bill) Ulrich; a half-sister, Alvertice “Dolly” Friemoth; and a brother-in-law, Arnold Miller.

Orval retired from Fruehauf, was a lifelong farmer and a former trustee for Monterey Township. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, its Holy Name, the Ottoville Knights of Columbus, Ottoville VFW and Disabled American Veterans.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Father Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville, with military rites by the Ottoville VFW.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

Memorials may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Sunday, March 09, 2014 7:04 PM
Kenneth D. Strayer PDF Print
Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:00 PM


Feb. 12, 1929 March 8, 2014




Kenneth D. StrayerKenneth D. Strayer, 85, of Elida died at 2:11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Hospital.

He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Amanda Township to Harold D. and Cleta I. (Laman) Strayer.

On Oct. 14, 1950, he married LaDonna G. (Furry) Strayer, who preceded him in death in January 2008.

Mr. Strayer is survived by a son, Philip D. Strayer of Elida; a daughter, Jane L. (William) Kassaw of Van Wert; a sister, Lois (Benson) Sherrick of Elida; three granddaughters, Melissa S. (Marc) Augsburger, Karen F. (Robert) Garver and Sarah (Scott) Strayer-Dickerson of Lima; seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Greta Augsburger, Taylor, Tanner and Tucker Garver, Bailey Bullock and Kadelynn Elliot; and a grandson-in-law, Alan Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Leanne R. Wilson; and great-grandson, William Alan Wilson.

He was a plumber and pipefitter, Local 776. He retired in 1990 after 25 years of service. He was also in business with his father for several years at Strayer Plumbing and Heating.

He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Germany and he served his country for three years.

He was a past president and member of the Lion’s Club, Elida Chapter. He was also a member of the VFW in Lima, Post 1275.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite partner was his wife. As an avid Reds fan, you could often find him watching them on FXSO. He was also a member of the Liar’s Table at Jim’s Restaurant.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery with military grave rites by Delphos Veteran’s Council.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice or to American Township Fire and Rescue.

To leave condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.

Last Updated on Sunday, March 09, 2014 7:03 PM
Viola Ruth Buzard PDF Print
Friday, March 07, 2014 9:00 PM

Oct. 17, 1932-March 7, 2014


Viola Ruth BuzardViola Ruth Buzard, 81, of Delphos died at 12:31 a.m. Friday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

She was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Circleville to Francis E. and Virginia A. (Eccard) Snider, who preceded her in death.

Robert Andrew Seffernick PDF Print
Friday, March 07, 2014 9:00 PM

Oct. 24, 1996-March 5, 2014


Robert Andrew SeffernickRobert Andrew Seffernick, 17, of Melrose, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1996, in Paulding to Jeanne Seffernick and Mark Seffernick. His mother, Jeanne (Shawn Gribble) survives in Melorose and his father, Mark (Tina), survives in Lima.

Lauretta M. Kroeger Schaffer PDF Print
Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:12 PM

Dec. 4, 1936-March 5, 2014


Lauretta M. Kroeger Schaffer, 77, of Landeck died Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Ottoville to John and Philomena (Warnecke) Brickner, who preceded her in death.

She married Richard Schaffer on Dec. 4, 1990, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1991.

Survivors include eight sons, Larry (Nancy) Kroeger of Landeck, Rick Kroeger of Landeck, Jim (Patty) Kroeger of Leipsic, Ron Kroeger of Landeck, Leonard Kroeger of Lima, Jerry Jr. Kroeger of Rockford, Richard (Missy) Kroeger of Findlay and Dave (Shelly) Kroeger of Delphos; three daughters, Kay (John) Siefer of Kalida, Sue (Paul) Radabaugh of Landeck and Marianne (Larry) Wiech of Columbus; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose (Otto) Wenzlick of Ottoville and Carolyn (Jerry) Schimmoeller of Ottoville; four brothers, Walt (Rose Ann) Brickner of Ottoville, Ralph (Sharon) Brickner of Ottoville, Steve (Sandy) Brickner of Columbus Grove and John (Joan) Brickner of Warsaw, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, AnnaJean Bockey and Mary Brickner; Bill and Millie Kroeger; and her first husband, Gerald Kroeger of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris Ricker and Sister Catherine Brickner; her brother, Cliff Brickner; and a brother-in-law, Walt Bockey.

She was a housewife and also worked as a healthcare worker.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and CL of C #84.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, with Father Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Landeck.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos with a CL of C service at 7 p.m. and a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Landeck Church Maintenance Fund or American Diabetes Association.

To leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.harterandschier.com.


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